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‘Star is Born’ not great, will probably win best picture

6/10 A Star is Born is the kind of predictable, pretentious Oscarbate that I want to despise with every fiber of my being, but I can not. Everything about this movie tells me I should hate it, but it is … Continue reading

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Like a turd in the wind

4/10 After months of extreme public ridicule, Venom has finally arrived, and make no mistake, it is bad. Oh boy, it is so bad. But despite how much fun’s been had at its expense since the first teaser was released … Continue reading

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‘Assassination Nation’ light on the assassinations

4/10 I came to see Assassination Nation for the ultra-violence. I found it severely lacking in violence. In Salem, Massachusetts, someone is hacking residents. It starts with Mayor Bartlett (Cullen Moss) and Principal Turrell (Colman Domingo), but soon, half the … Continue reading

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Stop what you’re doing and go see ‘Mandy’

10/10 Mandy is an unquestionable masterpiece, the kind of completely uncompromised film that almost never gets made in the modern Hollywood era. It is an absolute privilege to see on the big screen, which you must do if you can … Continue reading

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‘Simple Favor’ gleeful, twisted

9/10 A Simple Favor is a fiendish delight of a film, one that was clearly fun to make and is just as fun to watch. Stay-at-home widow Stephanie Smothers (Anna Kendrick) puts the other moms of her Connecticut suburb to … Continue reading

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